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DHL Deutsche Post has come up with an EV van based on the Ford Transit

Electrics, Frankfurt, GM, FCA - the week

18 Aug 17 | Graeme Roberts

Our scrutiny of future Jaguar SUVs and electric models drew a lot of looks this week as did news of electric Ford Transits developed with DHL Deutsche Post.


How striking would this look as a roadster?

Honda & Acura NSX: better than an Audi R8?

18 Aug 17 | Glenn Brooks

What could better demonstrate the strange situation that Honda UK and Honda Motor Europe find themselves in than the NSX? Even if you pay the circa GBP33,000 list price for what had been the brand's priciest model until recently, there is then a GBP110,000 leap from there to the cheapest NSX. How on earth do they market this supercar?


Unlike some luxury automotive brands, this one puts its name rather than a logo on the boot lid

Will Ford sieze an electric opportunity for Lincoln?

17 Aug 17 | Glenn Brooks

It has been just over a year since what Ford calls The Lincoln Motor Company was the subject of a just-auto in-depth analysis feature. China is still nowhere near being the brand's largest market but sales there are up by a staggering 92 per cent and that's even without a local manufacturing presence. With things good in the US too, it surely won't be long before Lincoln returns to being a make selling in excess of an annual 250,000 vehicles worldwide.


I-PACE concept at AutoShanghai: X590 production is due to commence in early 2018

ANALYSIS - More SUVs and an electric future for Jaguar

15 Aug 17 | Glenn Brooks

Once in danger of going the same way as Saab or Lancia, Jaguar has been brought back to life via massive infusions of cash, intelligently spent. Thanks to the success of the F-PACE, it is probably now profitable too. Such are the plans for the ongoing transformation of the leaping cat brand, Jaguar's reinvention is really only just beginning.


Nissan is selling off its EV battery operations

Future models, Toyota waistlines, diesel deals - the week

11 Aug 17 | Graeme Roberts

Our 'future models' analysis is always popular and, this week, we put Land Rover and Range Rover SUVs for the 2020s - not that far away - under the microscope. We talked connected car user experience with Harman and I, having fired a heap of flak at Toyota stylists over their (cars') waistlines, was put thoroughly in my place by my own traitorous kids.


Select DYNAMIC mode and the air suspension lowers the body to this level

How 900Nm and 48V make the Audi SQ7 TDI epic

11 Aug 17 | Glenn Brooks

In the words of a friend who owns a Golf GTD and is a long time fan of multiple Volkswagen Group models, driving the Audi SQ7 would have to be "like propelling a municipal building at lightspeed". Is three times the torque output of most small diesel engines necessary, though?


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FCA denies Great Wall approach for its business

21 Aug 2017 | Dave Leggett

Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) has denied that it has been approached by Great Wall as rumours continue to swirl over Chinese OEMs interested in acquiring all or part of its automotive operations.


VW to put ID Buzz concept car into production

21 Aug 2017 | Dave Leggett

Volkswagen has confirmed that it will put the ID Buzz electric concept car into production.


Adient to buy Futuris for US$360m

21 Aug 2017 | Simon Warburton

Adient has inked a definitive agreement to acquire Michigan-headquartered Futuris Group for US$360m including the assumption of around US$18m of net debt.


Delphi/Innoviz partner over Lidar solutions for AVs

21 Aug 2017 | Dave Leggett

Delphi has signed a commercial partnership agreement with Innoviz Technologies, an Israeli-based company developing Lidar technology for the mass commercialisation of autonomous vehicles. Innoviz’s proprietary Lidar sensing solutions will be integrated into Delphi’s systems to provide automakers with a 'comprehensive portfolio of autonomous driving technologies'. 


2017 Pebble Beach Concours - world debuts

21 Aug 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Monterey Automotive Week, including the 66th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, took place on California's Monterey Peninsula between 15 and 20 August. The following is a list of concept and new model world premieres.


Frankfurt IAA world debuts list - BMW M5

21 Aug 2017 | Glenn Brooks

BMW has revealed details of the next M5 ahead of the car's public debut at the IAA.

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